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Store of the Worlds: The Stories of Robert Sheckley

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An NYRB Classics Original

Robert Sheckley was an eccentric master of the American short story, and his tales, whether set in dystopic city-scapes, ultramodern advertising agencies, or aboard spaceships lighting out for hostile planets, are among the most startlingly original of the twentieth century. Today, as the new worlds, alternate universes, and synthetic pleasures Sheckley foretold become our reality, his vision begins to look less absurdist and more prophetic. This retrospective selection, chosen by Jonathan Lethem and Alex Abramovich, brings together the best of Sheckley's deadpan farces, proving once again that he belongs beside such mordant critics of contemporary mores as Bruce Jay Friedman, Terry Southern, and Thomas Pynchon.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590175088
Publisher:
New York Review of Books
Subject:
Fiction : Science Fiction - Short Stories
Editor:
Lethem, Jonathan
Editor:
Abramovich, Alex
Author:
Sheckley, Robert
Subject:
Fiction : Science Fiction - High Tech
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Publication Date:
May 2012
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
256

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